From: Freedom Info <Freedom.Info@kirklees.gov.uk>
Sent: 29 April 2021 12:25
To: Louis Holmes
Subject: RE: 23965 - Publication and consultation of care home fees
Dear Mr Holmes
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request dated 1st April
2021. This has been dealt with under
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1. Please confirm where you have published online, your Local
Authority 2020/21 Over 65 Nursing, Nursing Dementia, Residential and
Residential Dementia Fee Rates. Please provide a link to where this
communication was published, and a copy of any media sent to Providers
evidencing this decision (link).
This was published on the Kirklees Council
website as below.
2. Please confirm whether you have decided your 2021/22 Over 65
Nursing, Nursing Dementia, Residential and Residential Dementia Fee Rates. (yes/no).
a. When was the decision made (date)? Please provide a link to the
dated document confirming this decision (link)
Council does hold the requested information but considers this is exempt under
Section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act, because the information is
reasonably accessible to you by other
means, because it is already in the public domain.
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(1) Information which is reasonably accessible to the
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Decision made as part of the Council budget
setting process 2021/22, Council Meeting 10th February 2021: Council
Meeting 10th February 2021
b. From what date is the 2021/22 fee rate to be applied (date)
c. Where are the rates published currently online for Providers?
Please provide a link and a copy of any media sent to Providers evidencing this
The rates are published on the Kirklees
Council website: Care
home and domiciliary tendering, contracts and monitoring | Kirklees Council
d. How were, or are Providers consulted on this decision (free
The fee setting process included
consultation with providers through Care Home Provider Forums and discussions
with the local Care Association
3. For rates which are above the Base Fee Rates published, please
e. What percentage uplift or mechanism was applied to each fee or
care type for 2020/21 (percentage/free text)
What percentage uplift or
mechanism is to be applied to each fee or care type for 2021/22
4. Please provide details of the provider representative
association/s that you engaged with on all matters relating to over 65’s care
g. Association/s name/entity (free text)
Kirklees Care Association
h. Name of the primary contact (name)
James Creegan (Chair)
Email address (email
Postal address (postal
Holme House Care Home, Oxford Road,
Gomersal, Cleckheaton, BD19 4LA
k. Contact number (telephone number)
5. Can you please confirm which Local Authority/Authorities your
response is on behalf of (free text).
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